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11/03/2015

Women’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and kicking, something the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) is keen to celebrate. We found out what happened when the nationwide tour of the IOEE’s ‘Meet A Mentor’ events, designed especially to support women entrepreneurs, hit Cardiff City Hall. Right now, women mean business in a big way. More and more successful companies have women at the helm and ever more women are transforming their passions into profit. When the national Meet A Mentor…

11/03/2015

CANCER CHARITY BENEFITS FROM M&S FITNESS FUNDRAISING Staff from Marks & Spencer stores in Cardiff and across the region have raised over £21,000 for Velindre Cancer Care following a weekend of fitness themed events. 10 members of the M&S Wales & West team, including nine store managers, took part in the 10k St David’s Day Run in Cardiff. Meanwhile, colleagues in 16 stores across the region also joined in the sponsored fitness fun, taking to treadmills, static bikes and cross…

11/03/2015

Big plans for return of Cardiff’s most exciting pop-up venue on Dumballs Road After staging three months of successful foodie events at the end of last year, Nicholas Saunders, the twenty-three year old Cardiff Metropolitan University graduate behind Cardiff’s most exciting pop-up venue, DEPOT, has just signed a new lease for the premises.   The new contract means that the warehouse will play host to a variety of pop-up food and drink events, installations, guest residencies, music and festivals; and…

11/03/2015

Spring recipes from Seasonal Berries. Full of fresh, colourful and delicious spring ingredients. Fraisier strawberry cake Extra special valentine/Mother’s day special   Wow the special person in your life with this impressive looking cake, this classic French recipe has a few short cuts, so you don’t need to be a master baker to make this version! Cuts into 10 slices Prep: 45 minutes Cook: 35-40 minutes 225g (8oz) soft margarine 225g (8oz) caster sugar 225g (8oz) self-raising flour 1 teaspoon…

11/03/2015

London, UK, 4th March, 2015 – 123-reg, the UK’s largest domain registrar, is today announcing the general availability of the .wales and .cymru domain name extensions. The launch of the domains will support Welsh businesses in digitally identifying their nationality and increasing relevancy for local customers. Purchasing a geographic domain is a way to cement your business in a local target market. These domains, such as .wales and .cymru, can provide businesses and entrepreneurs with the chance to diversify by…

11/03/2015

Martyn Thackwell and Emrys Matthews, directors of Trimstar Limited, an industrial paint spraying company, have each been banned from acting as directors for a further 10 years for acting as directors when they were already disqualified. Dorothy Ann Matthews has also been disqualified for 4 years for allowing them to do so.   The disqualifications, which started on 2 January 2015, 7 January 2015 and 2 February 2015 respectively, also prevent Mr Thackwell (61), Mr Matthews (66) and Mrs Matthews…

11/03/2015

A Welsh entrepreneur has been appointed as Wales’s newest Honorary Consul in a ceremony hosted by the Mexican President, who is in the UK as part of a state visit.   Glynn Pegler, from Rudry, Caerphilly, who founded the Culture Group of companies when he was just 15, is among the UK’s youngest Honorary Consuls, and the first for Mexico to be based in Wales. He was selected for the appointment  because of his strong track record in overseas trade…

06/03/2015

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF NUMBER ONE HITS, THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN REACH OUT® 2015 TOUR IS COMING TO TOWN Celebrating 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown brings its brand-new 2015 REACH OUT® Tour to town. Songs like Dancing in the Street, My Girl, Where Did Our Love Go, My Guy and Baby Love rocketed Motown to the top of the singles charts in 1964, says show producer Michael Taylor. “Incredibly, 100 more Motown No1s…

06/03/2015

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is proud to announce the third iteration of The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls. Launched in March of 2013, the first iteration of the campaign was targeted at promoting confidence in women through natural beauty. It has since evolved into a philanthropic project aimed at empowering women and girls through education. The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls aims to help women of all ages “be who they are” by supporting educational or career training programs that provide them with crucial knowledge,…

06/03/2015

ST DAVID’S HALL is set to be transformed into Renaissance Italy this weekend as Verdi’s breathtaking opera Rigoletto comes to Cardiff this Saturday night (7 March). Stunningly presented by the award-winning EllenKent Productions, this masterpiece is renowned for its sumptuous sets and colourful costumes. Upon its premier in 1850, censors tried to ban it due to its lurid portrayal of decadence in Renaissance Italy and scenes of nudity. Yet, it’s now rightly regarded as a classic amongst opera fans. Based…